Thursday, November 17, 2011

Autumn Yarn Wreath

Yarn Wrapped Autumn Wreath with Felt Flowers

I know it's almost Winter, and in some places it already is, but I thought I would post a tutorial on my wreath I made for Fall. You can make one like this for Winter as well, or any season, actually...just switch up your colors!

Supplies Needed:
Styrofoam Wreath
Yarn (2 colors)
Felt (a few colors)
Pinecone Mix (optional)
Ribbon (for hanging on door-not shown)

First you want to loop through the end of yarn through the wreath and tie a double knot tight so it stays in place.

Then start looping through the bundle of yarn. It's easiest and fastest if you hold the wreath in between your legs, so you can just pass the yarn over and under the top loop of the wreath.


Make sure you do it tight from the beginning. You don't need to stretch the yarn, just make sure it's tight.



Once you are done wrapping, tie a knot in the yarn around the wreath. Cut off the end of the yarn so it's short.

To make the felt squares, cut out a 3.5" strip from the first color.

Then fold it over, so it makes a triangle and cut it so it folds out into a square.

Use the first square as an outline for the second and third squares and cute those out as well.

Place them around the wreath.

Do the same as above for the next 2 colors of felt.

Place those squares on the wreath as well.

Make sure they are all even and equally spaced.

Take the second color of yarn and start wrapping it around each square. Leave the end loose. It will be a zig zag effect.

Keep going until you make an X on each felt square.


Then cut both ends of yarn and tie a knot in the back.



Heat your hot glue gun and glue down each corner of felt so it stays in place. If they got jostled when you were wrapping the yarn around them, then straighten them before gluing.

To make felt flowers, cut a 6-8" swirl out of felt. Make sure to leave a circle in the center.


Take the end of the swirl and fold up the slanted edge.

Then start wrapping it around itself.

It should look like this when you're done.

This is the bottom.

This is the center circle on the bottom.

You can cut all these out and leave them before gluing them. They will keep their shape.

Once all your felt flowers are cut out and wrapped together, lift up the center circle cover and glue all around the swirls.

Then cover with the center cirlce and press firmly down.

Almost done!
Lay out how you basically want to arrange your flowers and pinecones.

Then start gluing everything on the wreath.

Take a little ribbon, tie it around and through the wreath and create a cute bow at the top!

Didn't it turn out cute? I hope you like it!
There's still time before Thanksgiving to make one. You're guests will love it! Have fun!



3 comments :

Kimberly said...

Looks great! Those are pretty flowers and I love that tiny pumpkin!

Melissa said...

OMG!!! Your wreath is SO cute!!

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Shelly said...

Just absolutely Gorgeous!
Thanks you for sharing with us a patches of Pink.
Shelly
http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/
Patches of Pink Design team member

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